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William S. Burroughs lecture on public discourse.


Published August 11, 1980


A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature


Date 1980-08-11 00:00:00
Run time 1:29:04
Label / Recorded by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics


Reviews

Reviewer: boxen - - April 23, 2008
Subject: entertaining Q&A
50%-75% of the audience members in this discussion session cross over the fine line between broad-minded and kooky (to generally entertaining effect).
Reviewer: gerardhound - - November 26, 2005
Subject: coporeal confrontation management
Fascinating tip toe on the tight rope of desire for expungement.
If you could ask William Burroughs one question what would it be?
Listening to this dialouge opens Burroughs up as a gentle conversationalist and master of nagual.
"hmmm"
Reviewer: gerardhound - - November 26, 2005
Subject: coporeal confrontation management
Fascinating tip toe on the tight rope of desire for expungement.
If you could ask William Burroughs one question what would it be?
Listening to this dialouge opens Burroughs up as a gentle conversationalist and master of nagual.
"hmmm"
Reviewer: jbechtel - - March 17, 2005
Subject: Really entertaining!
This is a rather entertaining question and answer session with Mr Burroughs. There is such a wide array of topics covered, theres bound to be something of interest to everyone.
His expansive intellect, and background make him one of the most interesting people I've ever heard.

There is an annoying little man in the audience who asserts himself several times in a very confrontative way, and it's amusing to hear how Mr Burroughs handles him. The heckler finally shows his colors when he accuses Mr Burroughs of getting the word 'endocrine' and 'endorphine' mixed up. It's pretty funny.

Very worth listening to!
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